Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Winter in Bloom!

"Winter in Bloom",  Original Design category of the Fall 2015 Bloggers Quilt Festival!

It is not too late to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, a bi-annual virtual quilt show for blogger's, hosted by Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side!

Nominations are open through October 29th for the Viewer's Choice category.
Inspired by the luxurious colors in the Fusion Illusion bundle of fabric sent to me by Blank Quilting to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Jaftex, I designed "Winter in Bloom" early this summer. As I played with the fabrics, the colors reminded me of Christmas Cactus, and I reached for the silvery holiday text fabric for the background, to help give the quilt a Christmas-in-the-desert-vibe.

This was an exciting challenge, presented to me by Henry Glass Co. following my participation with the Desire to Inspire Challenge last Spring. It is so fun to allow fabric to "speak" to a quilt design, even when you have no idea what type of fabric you may receive for a challenge!

"Stacked Back", pieced with leftovers:)

Winter in Bloom Stats:
Completed Summer 2015
Original Post HERE
Finished Size: 58" Square
Designed by myself using 900 2.5" Squares, 200 of which were HST's:)
Fabric used:
     Fusion Illusion, by Blank Quilting for patchwork.
     Crystal Palace, by Studioe for background.
     Crosshatch Backing, by Robert Kaufman.
     Season's Elegance, by Studioe for machine binding.
     Quilter's Dream Wool
     Free Motion Cross-hatch Quilting with Juki TL-98E
     Aurifil 50wt, pale silver color

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Winter in Bloom went for a walk in Bryant Park: Two of the photos shared today were courtesy of office staff from Blank Quilting!


  1. This is a beautiful quilt! I love your photos of it!

  2. This ones a beauty! I'll be sure to watch for it come voting time!

  3. Nice to see this one again! Good luck in the nominations.

  4. Great choice for the festival. I love the way you worked with this design. The colours look great.

  5. A beautiful quilt and the backing is a great idea

  6. I like both the front and back of this quilt....and I love it hanging on the caged rocks.

  7. Pretty colors. I really like the design. Great quilt!

  8. I think I've told you before how much I love this quilt. :) That Bryant Park photo is fantastic, isn't it?!


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